Comedian Zainabu Zeddy disclosed her new venture, months after quitting Churchill Show. On Monday, October 26, Zeddy announced that she was hawking cookies to her fans and also offering them to struggling families for free.
This is part of efforts to transform lives and uplift her fellow Kenyans who she lauded for supporting her throughout her career.
"I would also want to thank my followers who buy my cookies and also request me to give the snacks for free to those families incapable of making ends meet," Zeddy stated.
She detailed that since quitting Churchill Show, she had endeavoured to assist others through various projects, including partnering with corporates and entities to sponsor change and development in society.Comedians Zeddy (Left) and Njoro share a light moment at his Nakuru home on July 20, 2020.
She has also emerged as a champion for the plight of comedians - who often trip into depression as they struggle to manage fame amid money troubles.
Zeddy highlighted that she started by supporting a children’s home and later built a new house for her classmate identified as Njambi.
The artiste also aided one Bi Mwikali who was facing huge rent arrears. She offset her bills, bought her food and shoes through the support of her fans. She also led a fund drive for comedian George Maina (Njoro) which saw him enrol at a rehabilitation centre for depression treatment.
"Comedian Paul Wakimani Ogutu is also a beneficiary of your (fans) aid. We managed to sponsor his education," she listed her success stories among others.
On Saturday, August 1, Zeddy broke down during an NTV interview while narrating the hardships she faced in different stages of her life.
She lost her father and her newborn child, ultimately falling into depression. Her boyfriend also deserted her when she conceived months later and would at times sleep hungry.Comedians Paul Ogutu (Wakimani) with Zainabu Zeddy in an Instagram photo on Monday, October 26, 2020
"My husband took property including the gas cylinder. I reached out to my friends to help me out but they did not. I was left with the microwave where I would warm tea and cocoa which was what I survived on," she narrated.
Speaking during the late Ben Maurice Omondi's (Othuol Othuol) burial ceremony, Daniel Ndambuki (Churchill) advised Zeddy and other comedians to focus on creating brands through digital platforms like himself and Kiss FM presenter Felix Odiwour (Jalang'o). These brands, he added, would enable them to land lucrative marketing deals. Churchill spoke during the burial of Comedian Othuol Othuol in Siaya County.
"Don't wake up every morning and you're telling them (online fans and bloggers) what you are eating, what your wearing, you have a life. Stop calling people your family because the moment you stop cracking jokes, they stop being your family. Leave the bloggers, they earn money through your stories," a visibly angered Ndambuki stated.
Watch Churchill's advice to comedians.
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